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Naxal activity noticed in Delhi, says Government

delhi Updated: Jul 08, 2009 16:21 IST

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Government on Wednesday said intelligence inputs suggest Naxal activity in Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

"As per available inputs, certain Maoists activities have come to notice in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand," Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

He, however, said there were no reports of Maoist violence in these areas.

He said the government has adopted an integrated approach in dealing with Left Wing Extremism activities in the arenas of security, development and public perception.

The country has witnessed a total of 1,128 incidents of Naxal violence till June 30 this year which left 455 civilians and security personnel dead.

A total of 107 naxalites were killed and 861 arrested during the same period.

Available intelligence inputs indicate that Naxals were involved in extortion from contractors, businessmen, industrialists and transporters among others in affected Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Maharashtra. "Exact quantum of extortion is not known," the minister said.

Maken said government has adopted an integrated approach in dealing with such extremists activities in the arenas of security, development and public perceptions.

"State Governments deal with the various issues related to naxalite activities in the states. The Central Government supplements their efforts in several ways. These includes deployment of Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMFs) and Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA)...," Maken said.

According to the minister, the action plan to strengthen police and intelligence machinery includes, inter-alia, initiatives for gearing up intelligence machinery, sharing of intelligence and operational coordination between different agencies of the Central and the State Governments.